Italy's SpazioRock.it recently conducted an interview with SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo. You can now watch the chat below.Asked about the RAMONES classic "Psycho Therapy", which was covered by SKID ROW on the band's "B-Side Ourselves" EP in 1992, Bolan said: "I come from a punk-rock background. Living in New Jersey, RAMONES were never the biggest band in the world, but in New York and New Jersey, they were the biggest band to a lot of people. And they were the band that, basically, to all their fans said, 'It's cool to be weird. You can be weird if you want, because it's you, and that's who you are.'" He continued: "I've probably seen the RAMONES more than I've seen any other band. And I, eventually, over time, became friends with those guys, would see them around. Joey and I would talk a few times a year. "When I lived in New Jersey, he'd play this venue down the street from my house, and he'd always call, and he'd say, 'You're on the guest list. If you're not in town, let me know if any of your friends wanna come down.' He was an amazingly sweet guy. And when he knew I wasn't in town, he would dedicate 'Psycho Therapy' to me. So when we recorded that, we actually had him in the video for it. And he had told me that they were in a van going to a tour rehearsal, and he played it for the guys. And all we thought was, 'The RAMONES are listening to us on their way to a rehearsal, jamming out to us covering one of their songs. Not a SKID ROW song, one of their songs, and they're rocking out in the van.' He said that everyone loved it. He signed a poster, 'Great fucking version,' and I still have it to this day." Bolan added: "When I heard about Tommy [dying], I was pretty sad about it. I didn't know Tommy. We knew Johnny, Joey and C.J. And we knew Dee Dee a little bit. But, yeah, I'd just like to think that they're somewhere making noise together again." "Rise Of The Damnation Army - United World Rebellion: Chapter Two", the latest EP from the current lineup of SKID ROW — Johnny Solinger (vocals), Scotti Hill (guitar), Rachel Bolan (bass), Dave "Snake" Sabo (guitar) and Rob Hammersmith (drums) — sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD, which came out on August 5 via Megaforce Records, contains covers of QUEEN and AEROSMITH classics as bonus tracks.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).